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Project focussed on reducing smoking wins Victoria Health Award

Project focussed on reducing smoking wins Victoria Health Award

Quit Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health and Melbourne Queer Film Festival have won a 2019 VicHealth Award. Quit Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health and Melbourne Queer Film Festival were last night presented with a 2019 VicHealth Award for their work in supporting the LGBTIQ+ community to become smokefree. Held annually, the VicHealth Awards are the state’s highest […]

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PFLAG Perth celebrate 30 years of supporting the LGBTIQ+ community

PFLAG Perth celebrate 30 years of supporting the LGBTIQ+ community

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)’s Perth chapter are today celebrating 30 years since their first meeting in 1989. The organisation has provided support for relatives and loved ones of LGBTIQ+ people over three decades, with volunteers giving their time to help people understand how they can stand by the side of their […]

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JOY 94.9 to broadcast in 2020 from the Victorian Pride Centre

JOY 94.9 to broadcast in 2020 from the Victorian Pride Centre

JOY 94.9 Australia’s first and only LGBTIQ radio station will relocate in 2020 to Australia’s first Pride Centre. The Minister for Equality, Martin Foley MP, today joined Pride Centre Chair Jude Munro AO in a symbolic ceremony handing keys to the Victorian Pride Centre to JOY 94.9 FM. The purpose built studios will support JOY […]

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Perth to light up in red to commemorate World AIDS Day 2019

Perth to light up in red to commemorate World AIDS Day 2019

World AIDS Day is marked around the world on December 1st, and this year embraces the theme of ‘Communities Make a Difference.’ Since 1988, the day has been held to remember those who we have lost of AIDS-related illness, and support those in our lives who are living with HIV. This year Perth City will […]

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Bankwest renew their support for Pride WA and take part in the parade

Bankwest renew their support for Pride WA and take part in the parade

Bankwest has reaffirmed its support for the LGBTIQ+ community by renewing for the second year a sponsorship deal with Pride WA, the state’s largest LGBTIQ+ community group and the organiser of the annual Perth Pride Parade. Bankwest Executive General Manager Sinead Taylor said the sponsorship is a reflection of the passion Bankwest colleagues and leaders […]

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Tasmanian police praised for LGBTI focussed recruitment video

Tasmanian police praised for LGBTI focussed recruitment video

LGBTI equality advocates have praised Tasmania Police following the release of a new LGBTI recruitment video. On Friday Tasmania Police released a video featuring the story of a Tasmanian police officer who also happens to be in a same-sex relationship and is raising children with her partner. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said it was inspiring […]

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Do you have images of Pride Parades from years gone by?

Do you have images of Pride Parades from years gone by?

The State Library has revealed that their photographic collection has no images of the Pride Parade’s 30 year history. Now the library is hoping to rectify that with a public call out for images. The appeal was posted to the Library’s social media channels. “Pride in WA has changed a lot over 30 years! If […]

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Allies: Get your hands dirty, not just glittery, this Pride season

Allies: Get your hands dirty, not just glittery, this Pride season

On Fair Day I watched my daughter and her friend wandering around with huge smiles on their faces. I stood under the shelter of the PFLAG Perth tent and thought “Imagine if the whole world was like this? Safe, inclusive, joyful, loving and SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL with all the colours of the rainbow! With bonus […]

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New research shows people on PrEP have lower anxiety about HIV

New research shows people on PrEP have lower anxiety about HIV

New Australian research shows that people taking PrEP treatments to avoid HIV have lower anxiety about contracting the virus. A new study from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney published last week shows that gay and bisexual men who are taking the HIV prevention medication PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) also have significantly lower levels of HIV-related […]

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New podcast looks into transgender deaths in Australia

New podcast looks into transgender deaths in Australia

This week the world marked Transgender Day of Remembrance for the 20th time. An annual event that highlights the alarmingly high frequency at which transgender women are murdered around the globe. Since it’s launch in 1999 the event has grown from a small gathering in the USA to a global movement which both memorializes those […]

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